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Willow lakes to Red peak (gore)?

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Willow lakes to Red peak (gore)?

Postby KevinK » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:23 am

Heading into the gore this weekend and looking at the possibility of adding in Red mtn. Does anyone know if you can climb Red from willow lakes? On the topo it looks like the west and north ridges could be climbed. Anyone have any experience or info on these routes?

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Re: Willow lakes to Red peak (gore)?

Postby planet54 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:46 am

A green light for that route.Just head south from the highest lake for about a half mile and it will be obvious that you will need to turn west and gain the ridge on some messy talus. The going gets easier from there. Probably C2 but loose in places. You can also go north up a couloir to the East Thorne/Silverthorne saddle which is C3.
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Re: Willow lakes to Red peak (gore)?

Postby wheresgibbs » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:59 am

Would love to hear how it goes if you give it a try! Heading up to Willow Lakes in Aug. Thanks!

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